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Old 10-21-2010
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Mirage 29 vs. 30

I'm looking for a reasonably priced 30 footer for comfortable cruising and some casual racing on Lake Ontario. Have my eye on the Mirage 30 and 29 from around 1986/87. The difference between these boats seem slight- just wondering if anyone can shed more light on these designs, their general advantages/disadvantages compared to similar boats and the differences between them?
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Question Mirage 29 or 30 or Mirage Kirby

The specs say 7000 lb and 8000lb displacement, waterline length and designers are the differences.

C&C built 5 versions of 27' similar layout but different in dimensions/specs and therefore performance/speed and space. I ended up with a Mark 2. The Mark 5 is almost 28' long, much faster, has a wheel and diesel and a built in garbage can in the galley versus my $10,000 less expensive version! Oh, and mine was overbuilt with 1970's fiberglass layup techniques that are far less prone to deck problems the Mark 4's/5's have.

I suspect performance/speed,and space are the main differences. If you sail on the Great Lakes there is a $30 annual license for Canadians to buy on 30'+ footers visiting US shores versus 29' - 11.4". So, who knows what the owners said when registering their boats upon resale????? Oddly the following sites say the 29 has a longer waterline length than the 30 so the 29' Mirage would be faster (all else being equal).

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Sailboatdata dot com - Used Sailboat Market in Canada for a simple spec on the 29 and 30 footer.

There are the 29' Phillippe Harle design and the 30' a Robert Perry design there.

When you fiqure out the finer differences email me. I like the boat, (sister ships are in good shape at our club), they are fast. The only issue is delamination around the main hatchway in a 27' I almost bought. (jedlls@sympatico.ca) john

Try the want ads on boats for sale and ask the owners or each creed to tell the differences.....
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AndersD Did you ever find a Mirage 29 because I ahve one for sale since i am buying a bigger boat. Let me know. david.mj@videotron.ca
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